Rs.1,000 fine if free left blocked, stop line crossed, more for occupying footpath
Hyderabad Traffic Police will begin a two-part special drive on Monday to clear encroachments and obstructions.
Hyderabad Traffic Police
HYDERABAD: As part of Operation ROPE, the Hyderabad Traffic Police will begin a two-part special drive on Monday to clear encroachments and obstructions. The city traffic police will file charges and remove any obstructions on the route.
According to the traffic police, the fines that would be levied are as per Section 39(b) of City Police Act 1348F fine, which ranges from Rs 100 to 1000 depending on the obstructive object. According to section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act, towing fees for two-wheelers are Rs 200 plus a fine of Rs 100, and fees for four-wheelers are Rs 600 plus a fine of Rs 100.
CP Hyderabad CV Anand, IPS on Thursday issued a request to all business owners who are using footpaths to voluntarily give them up so that free space can be made available for the efficient flow of traffic, failing which they risk legal action.
The second will be a drive by Hyderabad Traffic Police to penalize motorists who cross stop lines with a fine of Rs 200 in order to improve pedestrian circulation. A penalty of Rs. 1000 will be enforced on violators in order to further enhance traffic flow, particularly at the Free Left Turns.
Hyderabad traffic police have instructed all motorists to cooperate and stop before the stop line when the traffic light turns orange-red. They have also urged them not to obstruct the free left turn, which will be marked by cones and boards at junctions.